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  1. Vosper 72' 6" MTB

    If your depicting a mediterranean based boat have you considered using SAS, LRDG and Eighth Army figures? You'd have to chose/modify figs wearing shemags etc. Once on patrol dress was very relaxed and shorts/singlet combos would be very popular especially below decks. Tom
  2. Vosper 72' 6" MTB

    Are you going to cut through any interior bulkheads (or use clear styrene) to show some of the interior compartments? and What's under the wheelhouse? Tom
  3. ML

    Not the right forum maybe. But I'm having trouble viewing forums over on Missing-lynx. Just getting re-directed to a Network54 not found and search page (when searched no mention of ML forums) If anyone is also a member on ML, can you have a peek and let me know. So I can figure out if it's something on my end. Ta very much Tom
  4. Vosper 72' 6" MTB

    Try these: http://www.modelerscentral.com/display/pedestals/ Seeing as the Vosper has no protruding keel, The wooden examples suitably sculpted might be better. Tom
  5. WW2 webbing

    Any AM companies make 1/35 webbing (equipment harness) sets of British 1937 pattern, and German feldausrustung(?) Was thinking along the lines of a halftrack with some draped around while the owners did some repairs or something. Tom
  6. Vosper 72' 6" MTB

    I'll be watching this! It's the only way I'll ever get near one of these in 1/35 (No room to display something this big!) Always loved the MTB/MGB type boats. Tom
  7. Railings and rigging for beginners?

    I use a small needle with the tip of the eye snipped off for supergluing railings (the gap between the 'prongs' holds a small amount of glue). For extra control push the pointy end into a piece of pencil eraser or cork. Another good idea is to drill a shallow hole (5mm diameter ish) into a tealight candle (trimmed suitably flat on the top) and squirt your superglue into the hole. It'll stay liquid longer and minimize using the bottle. Tom
  8. I use Vallejo Model Colour 70.921 English Uniform. Sometimes mixed 50/50 with 70.873 US Field Drab to give some variation. According to Vallejo's comparison chart Tamiya XF52, Revell 87 and Humbrol 29 are equivalent/similar Tom
  9. TRIBAL CLASS DESTROYERS - Help needed please !!

    Glad to have helped. The small reels placed at either end of the ships' boats are for raising/lowering said boats (falls). I'd have thought there would be another 'mooring reel' further aft, but can't find one on the drawings. Enjoy your model Tom
  10. TRIBAL CLASS DESTROYERS - Help needed please !!

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  11. TRIBAL CLASS DESTROYERS - Help needed please !!

    I'll give it a go later tonight. Meanwhile here's a link to a IWM pic. you can just see the reels peeking over the bow breakwater in front of 'A' gun mount http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205140726 Thanks for the offer of the exchange. But there's no need. I'm happy to help:) Tom
  12. TRIBAL CLASS DESTROYERS - Help needed please !!

    David, I have the NMM 1/48 drawings of HMS Eskimo and they are marked on that. It's just difficult to convey the positions to you. From bows: Foredeck centerline aft of breakwater (running fore-aft. [pull wire towards bow ] ) berthing (rope?) reel. smaller wire cable to either side same orientation. Maindeck All athwartships [pull wire port/starboard] small reel under bow ans stern of 27' whaler, 25' motor launch and 25' motor boat. (4 starboard, 2 port) stbd. small reel under .5 MG platform. port. berthing reel under middle of 25' motor boat 'X' gundeck. stbd. berthing reel athwart searchlight platdorm (where superstructure tapers (thin at bow end) aft of pom-pom platform Also a reel mounted on the curved starboard side of the searchlight platform (pull starboard quarter) I don't think I've missed any (please understand these drawings are huge (14' ish) and the photocopying is a little faint in places. However I'm not going to store them away just yet so feel free to ask anything else. Tom
  13. Tamiya 1/35 Wespe

    Love the weathering and that bloke looks Cold! You might want to try replacing the antennae with a straight item. I use .025" evergreen rod (not completely accurate as they should taper to a point) either 57mm long or 40mm long. Tom
  14. Bending PE

    I've managed it! Used a drill bit (about 1.3mm I think) blu tacked to the bottom edge of the 'bug' then bent with a razor blade as you normally would. Thank *&** for blu-tak Tom
  15. Bending PE

    Bruce, Foxfour, If the bend wasn't at the edge of the part I'd manage with something similar to your replies. However, these bends are along the very edges. I'm sure I'll find a way. Just hope I don't run out of hair first! Tom